Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz still among top candidates for DNC Chair?

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With Tim Kaine set to announce this week that he is running for the US Senate, his most likely successor has been former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as the only other candidate at the top of internal lists. Presidential advisers are now taking a last-minute look at other possibilities. Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush say they’re looking for “a more out-of-the-box candidate for a job they view as central to keeping the White House and the Senate. … [T]here’s a growing sense in Obama’s orbit that while either Strickland or Wasserman Schultz would be acceptable candidates, neither would represent the kind of bold stroke that characterizes Obama’s electoral style.”Continue reading this story from Politico here.

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